Helping the Global Community in a Time of Crisis

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Date updated: April 6, 2020

Focusing on the remote community has always been our mission, but the way the new Coronavirus has impacted the world at large has opened our eyes even wider to how we all have an effect on each other. This global situation will truly require a united front that calls on individuals and organizations to help where we can. 

This is why we’ve decided to put our efforts into supporting GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. For the month of April, 10% of all proceeds from new jobs posted will go directly to Global Giving to help fight Covid-19. Not everyone is in a position to contribute, but the remote work community is filled with amazingly generous and kind people, and we wanted to put together a few resources for our community to help if they can. 

Together we will help stop the virus's spread and give communities on the front lines of the crisis the resources they need to act quickly and protect the most vulnerable. 

If you can help, here are some resources and initiatives that are helping fight the pandemic and support people affected:

Small Business Relief Fund
The GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Initiative will supply financial assistance and support to businesses across the US by providing grants, tools, and resources to help during the crisis.

Support Local
Support Local is an initiative that lets you show your support for your local businesses during this challenging time. Search (or add) your favorite local business and purchase a gift card now so that you can enjoy it later.

Help Main Street
Built by volunteers, Help Main Street drives 100% of proceeds to small businesses in NYC. Purchase gift cards to provide critical cash support during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Charity Navigator
Focuses on supporting communities around the world that have been hit the hardest.

Join this group of volunteer eCommerce experts who are helping small businesses go digital.

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO
Donations support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.

Center for Disease Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response.

Takeout COVID
Help save local restaurants and bars in over 18 US cities (Chicago, NYC, SF, Denver, Detroit, Ottawa, Dallas, Nashville, Austin, to name a few). Order food, cocktails, wine, and beer for delivery or take-out and keep your local favorites in business! Restaurants can submit their own listings for free.

Wondering how else you can help?

Read Washington’s Post on How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak for suggestions.

Other Resources:

03/11/2020 - How the Remote Work Community is Uniting During the Coronavirus Outbreak
03/17/2020 - Coronavirus Pandemic Response Templates for Employers
03/24/2020 -How to Switch to a Temporary Remote Work Environment - Best Practices From the Experts
03/26/2020 - How to Job Hunt (and Find Remote Work) During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What are we missing? Please reach out to us at [email protected] with initiatives that we can highlight. 

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